Humans are the rational animals. This is the telos for human life. We must live in accordance with proper reasoning. This is the goal of human life.
We strive toward the Good, that which is for itself, final and self-sufficient.
Honor, wealth, pleasure, etc. are not for themselves. They are for the sake of something else. They are also based on feeding appetites, which is pleasure, not true happiness. Pleasure does not equal happiness (eudaimonia).
Excess and deficiency are harmful.
Virtue is the mean between these two extremes.
We use scientific knowledge (universals, theoretical) to begin ethical inquiry, but this does not give us moral knowledge of particulars. From this we ask: what should we do in this particular situation?
We choose an action based on our desires and deliberation, AND THEN we…